Viking Enterprise Solutions and Kalray Announce Co-Development of FLASHBOX ™, a New Generation of NVMe Storage Arrays | Business


SAN JOSE, CA & GRENOBLE, France – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Jul 19, 2021–

Viking Business Solutions, a division of Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and Kalray (Euronext Growth Paris: ALKAL) (Paris: ALKAL), one of the leading providers of a new generation of processors specializing in intelligent data processing from the Cloud to the edge, today announces the co-development of FLASHBOX â„¢ , a new generation of storage arrays. The solution will be based on a fully resilient VDS2249R system from Viking Enterprise Solutions and Kalray’s intelligent storage acceleration card which leverages Kalray’s MPPA® DPU (Data Processing Unit).

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As technology applications such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, image processing and analysis proliferate and produce an incredible amount of data every second of every day, the need for rapid storage solutions and large capacity has increased significantly. Current SSD technology has evolved to meet this challenge, but attaching the SSD directly results in inefficient processing and wasted storage. New NVMe disaggregated storage solutions are emerging that separate compute and storage resources using lightning-fast, industry-standard NVMe protocol, enhancing and optimizing storage systems.

The collaboration between Viking Enterprise Solutions and Kalray is focused on creating a revolutionary NVME disaggregated storage solution that solves common storage issues such as performance bottlenecks, while providing “plug and play” ease of use. play ”at an affordable price. Primary target markets include AI, high performance computing, life sciences, and financial industries that use data-intensive applications and require high-performance, low-latency storage.

FLASHBOX â„¢ will be based on Kalray’s MPPA® DPU, a new generation of fully programmable data-centric processors. While most All-Flash Array solutions currently use multiple adapter cards with powerful (x86) processors that run storage services, Kalray manages to perform all of the critical functions of a disaggregated storage device on a single chip. : Kalray MPPA® DPU. This solution will be designed to deliver an unprecedented level of integration, speed and performance at an affordable cost.

The new storage array will be unveiled at a digital event at the end of September.

Eric Baissus, CEO of Kalray, said: “Work with Viking Business Solutions , we share the same vision. To be widely deployed, new technologies must be easy to adopt and affordable. To this end, we are very proud to work with Viking Business Solutions to review the design of storage devices. Our common goal is to be a game-changer with FLASHBOX â„¢ by providing the market with a unique new generation of high performance, low power and cost effective storage devices based on NVMe technology.

Rick Kumar, Senior Vice President of Viking Enterprise Solutions, said:We want to change the way the industry uses and processes data, while unlocking the full potential of current and emerging NVMe SSD technologies, without compromising enterprise-grade features such as high availability and scalability. Our partnership with Kalray will provide a next generation of cloud and edge storage array solutions with Kalray’s best-in-class K200-LP â„¢ intelligent storage acceleration card.


Kalray (Euronext Growth Paris – FR0010722819 – ALKAL) is a factory-less semiconductor company, a leading supplier of a new generation of processors specializing in intelligent data processing from the cloud to the edge. Kalray MPPA® intelligent processors capture and analyze massive data streams on the fly and interact in real time with the outside world. These processors perform demanding AI algorithms and simultaneously perform a wide range of different processing and control tasks, such as mathematical intensive algorithms, signal processing, network or storage software stacks. Kalray Intelligent Processors can be deployed in high growth sectors from Cloud to Edge: modern data centers, 5G telecom networks, autonomous vehicles, healthcare equipment, industry 4.0, drones and robots… Kalray’s offer includes processors , accelerator cards and a software suite, for a wide range of customers such as data center equipment manufacturers and next generation service providers, system integrators and consumer product manufacturers such as OEMs automobiles. Created in 2008 as a spin-off of the French laboratory of CEA, Kalray counts among its investors: Alliance Venture (Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi), Safran, NXP Semiconductors, CEA and Bpifrance. Read more on:


Viking Business Solutions, a product division of Sanmina Corporation, provides advanced data center products including solid-state and disk-based storage server appliances, JBOD storage systems and other products for a variety of center applications data and storage. Award-winning products from Viking Enterprise Solutions are designed to integrate with OEM, system integrator and data center products, reducing development and operating costs while improving time to market. More information is available at


Sanmina Company, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading provider of integrated manufacturing solutions serving the fastest growing segments of the global electronic manufacturing services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networking, storage, industry, defense, medical, automotive and energy. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions around the world. More information about the company is available at

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